The Horlock Trust Scholarship

The Horlock Trust is delighted to offer this undergraduate scholarship for students from care leaver, care experienced, estranged or refugee backgrounds.

About the scholarship

  • The award for full-time students is worth £3,000 for one year
  • Part-time scholars will be awarded a pro rata percentage of the £3,000 for one year
  • Paid in three instalments each year in Autumn, Spring and Summer
  • Reapplications permitted each year


To be eligible for this bursary, you must: 

  • Be either a care leaver, care experienced, an estranged student or hold refugee status
  • Demonstrate passion for your subject area
  • Evidence of leadership potential

How do I apply?

  • 2024-2025 scholarships and bursaries will open for application from February 2024
  • Ask your referee to complete the online reference form
  • Please note that the referee should be your most recent school/university tutor or employer
  • We are unable to accept references from family members
  • Scholarship applications cannot be considered without a satisfactory reference

Deadline for applications

Applications for 2023 have now closed.

How will I know if I have been successful?

All applicants will be informed in writing of the outcome, once a decision has been made and no later than mid September 2023.

Criteria for continuation

  • All Bursary payments are made in three termly instalments and will be made direct to a nominated bank account
  • Students in receipt of this award must pass each year of study at their first attempt
  • Failure to comply with the above will result in the removal of the award for subsequent years

Terms and conditions

Further to the criteria above:

  • Only one RAU-managed scholarship can be held at any one time
  • The RAU endeavours to ensure that this information is correct. However, the RAU accepts no legal liability for errors or omissions and reserves the right to make changes without notice
  • The decision of the Scholarship Committee is based on the information provided on the application form and in the supporting references. The decision of the Committee is final

Contact us

For further information please email